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Million Dollar Question

Really depends on the steak to be honest.

Ribeye - medium rare

NY - Rare+

Filet(which i rarely eat) - Rare +

Feb 16, 2011
jf123 in Las Vegas

Million Dollar Question

Not a deal killer to me. If the steak isnt cooked right, then they are going to make a new one. If I am eating my steak(no matter where I am) and get to the middle as opposed to starting there, I might be more annoyed. Give them another shot.

Feb 16, 2011
jf123 in Las Vegas

Million Dollar Question

Just to clarify, when it comes to steakhouses, I think one bad steak and the place is deemed "poor". I have been to a bunch of steakhouses in LV and all over the counrty, but pound for pound, I felt like Del Friscos delivers each time. I have been there with 4 people and groups of 24.

If I were choosing my steakhouse in LV, I would narrow it down to 3 places: SW, Del Friscos, StripSteak.

Two places to avoid: Prime, BOA.

I would like to try striphouse as I have heard really good things about it.

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StripSteak
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

Feb 16, 2011
jf123 in Las Vegas

Million Dollar Question

Del Frisco's in my opinion is the best pound for pound steakhouse in LV. I love steakhouses and have been to SW, Prime, StripSteak, etc etc. I think a close second, maybe tied is SW because it is a little more "modern". However, Del Frisco's steaks are great, sides are really good and they have a good wine list. I would highly recommend it.

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StripSteak
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

Feb 15, 2011
jf123 in Las Vegas

Million Dollar Question

I will for sure write back. I am planning on going to Scarpetta there one night.

Jan 06, 2011
jf123 in Las Vegas

Million Dollar Question

I have posted this in the past and I think I am going to ask again because I am by nature indecisive. We are going to be in LV for 3 nights with another couple and have really narrowed it down. We often like to try a new place at a new hotel or just a new restaurant in general. To give you some background, here are some places we have tried and my thoughts on those.

Okada - In general, I am not a fan of the sushi on the strip, I just dont think that it is that fresh. Their cooked items were really good.

Del Friscos - My favorite steak in LV. Love the service, love the food, but would love to try a new steakhouse.

SW - Outstanding, especially dessert.

Wynn Buffet - Love it, we go at least once every visit.

So here is what we are thinking for this Trip:

Dinners: Scarpetta, Lakeside Grill, Raku, Wynn Buffett?

Any other buffets worth trying(for which meal). We didnt like the bellagio(I know we are the exception).

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Okada
3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Jan 06, 2011
jf123 in Las Vegas

okada vs. nobu?

Personally, I dont think either is so good for sushi. The sushi in LV(at least limited to the strip) is very so-so. My wife and I eat sushi regularly and have been to Okada, Nobu(LV and NYC), etc. Look for a place that has cooked items besides the sushi, just to be on the safe side. That being said, we have not been to BarMasa or Blue Ribbon in LV, but I do like Blue Ribbon in NYC.

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Okada
3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Dec 15, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Moderate Priced Dining for a group of 6-8

Thanks for the Rec's. I think we are going to stay close to the Strip. We are going to try Raku and possibly Ogden.

Dec 02, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Moderate Priced Dining for a group of 6-8

We are traveling to LV in February and are looking for Fun restaurants to try that are not over the top prices like Alex, etc. Doesnt have to be "inexpensive" like In and out, but some suggestions for places in the Range of BOA to Raku to Carnegie Deli to BLT.

Thanks.

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Carnegie Deli
3400 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Nov 30, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Question about Raku/Lineup Feedback

Thank you for the info....we are looking forward to going there.

Nov 10, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Question about Raku/Lineup Feedback

I have read a ton of great reviews on Raku and I am very excited to go there on our upcoming trip. We usually stay on(or very very close to the strip(Del Friscos)), but I think we are going to venture here.

My question is: If we are not planning on renting a car, how difficult is it to get a cab back to the strip or will they call you a cab near the end of your meal?

Also, as of now for our 3 night trip, we have the following planned and we are open to suggestions:

1st Dinner: BOA(outside): Somewhat traditional for my wife and I.
1st Lunch: Wynn Buffet. Is there another one besides bellagio that is worth the trip
Second Dinner: Raku
Second Lunch: Carnegie Deli, but not sure....any suggestions
Third Dinner: Not sure - looking for suggestions other than steak or japanese - someplace with a very cool atmosphere, but not at Alex type prices.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Carnegie Deli
3400 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Nov 10, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Weng Lei or Blossom?

Thank you vegasmike. I dont mind spending the $$$....but I cant stand bad/snooty service.

Any other suggestions of places?

Nov 03, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Teppanyaki in LV

I was wondering what the Benihana at the Hilton was like. If it is just standard, I am going to pass on it.

Thanks for all of the suggestions.

Nov 03, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Buffet Suggestions

My wife and I hit up the wynn buffet every time we go to LV. It is pricier, but it has a few things that I require in a buffet. 1. Its clean. 2. Everything is fresh, nothing sits too long or at least seems like it has been sitting there too long. 3. Good quality and selection, but not overwhelming.

We did the bellagio buffet and did not like it in comparison to the Wynn. Let us know how the Aria is, if you try it.

Nov 01, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Weng Lei or Blossom?

Yeah, we were looking for excellent Asian(chinese), not Asian Fusion near or on the strip. How far off the strip is the restaurant?

Nov 01, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Teppanyaki in LV

Thank you for the suggestions. I think we are going to hit up Musashi.

Nov 01, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Teppanyaki in LV

I do not have a car. I would prefer on the strip, but we can travel(if worth it).

Oct 28, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Teppanyaki in LV

Which Teppanyaki place would you suggest in LV? There for three nights.

Oct 26, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Weng Lei or Blossom?

If we wanted to go to a couple of higher end Chinese Places, what would you suggest?

Weng Lei or Blossom?

Oct 26, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

3 Nights in LV.....suggestions from our narrowed list?? Thanks

The more I read about it, the more I realized the expense of BarMasa. Thanks for the tip. I am going to try Carnevino for sure.

Oct 26, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

3 Nights in LV.....suggestions from our narrowed list?? Thanks

I know this seems like a generic email, but my wife and I have been to LV a bunch, usually stay towards the Wynn/Pallazzo end of the strip. We want to try some new places this trip at all price points. We have three dinners to plan. Have not been to any of the Aria restaurants. We love all kinds of food, but are staying away from the Rubuchon, Alex type places this trip.

Here is a small list that we need to pick three from, we are trying not to be redundant in types of food:

Mizuya
Shibuya
BarMasa
Blossom
Noodles
KOI
Carnevino
Lavo
Hanks
La Cave
Lakeside

Thanks for your help.

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Shibuya
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

Lavo Restaurant
3327 South Las Vegas Blvd. Suite 1760, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Oct 24, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Stratta?

Thank you. I think this might be a late-night place for us as well.

Apr 08, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Which Meal????Which Buffet

Thanks for all the suggestions. I am doing a few Ala Carte Places, just wanted some ideas for Buffets. What are your Ala Carte suggestions?

Apr 06, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Which Meal????Which Buffet

I am coming from Chicago at the end of the month and would like to hit up a couple different buffets. I have been to LV several times, but have only been to the Wynn Buffet(which was excellent and i would return).

I have 2 Lunches, 2 Breakfasts and 1 Dinner. I am not sure if I will do all of them at a buffet, but I would like to find out which buffet is best for each meal?

Thanks for your responses.

Apr 01, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

HELP!!! GROUP DINNER FOR 24 MEN!!!

Taqueria Cannonita is a solid place in the venetian and not cost prohibitive. Burger Bar in Mandalay is supposed to be excellent.

Mar 31, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Stratta?

Do you have some other rec's for Italian in LV? Also lunch places? I think we are set for a Steak Dinner. I have been to LV many times, but looking for some cant miss places(strip, but doesnt have to be).

Mar 25, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Stratta?

Anyone been?

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Stratta
3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Mar 25, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Vegas Help???

I have been to vegas several times in the past several years. I am going with a big group at the end of April, we already have dinners picked out for two of the three nights(Okada and BOA).

I will be there early the first day and need a lunch place and dinner place. I dont want to do steak. Anyone have suggestions for lunch? Italian for dinner?

Mar 25, 2010
jf123 in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Breakfast

What is your favorite breakfast - Restaurant or Buffet?

We are going in april and love breakfast and would like to stay on the strip, unless convinced otherwise.

Jan 23, 2009
jf123 in Southwest

CARNEVINO - Excellent! (Las Vegas)

Thanks for the review, we are supposed to head there in April and i was going to skip this restaurant. Any other good spots that you would reccommend while we are there.

We have been to LV many times, but always like to hear peoples impressions of thier cant miss spot(s). Thanks.

Jan 23, 2009
jf123 in Las Vegas